In the heart of the cobbled streets of Quebec, the art of home restoration evolves like a meticulously orchestrated ballet.
The houses, guardians of architectural heritage, are being given a second lease of life through a multitude of renovation projects.
Over the course of a captivating page, we will dive into the world of residential transformations, where three major themes emerge: the elevation of houses towards new horizons with the addition of floors, the expansion of habitable space by daring enlargements and finally, the infinite range of other types of restorations which redefine the limits of possibility.
For a floor addition
1. VERIFICATION OF CITY AND BUILDING STANDARDS
Before starting anything, make sure that the project meets all the construction standards of the city and the building in question, with the town planning department of your municipality.
This includes building height regulations, building codes and zoning requirements.
If necessary, your technologist will be able to enlighten you on this subject during your first free consultation.
2. INITIAL ASSESSMENT
Our firm's technologists perform a detailed assessment of your existing property to determine its structural and aesthetic feasibility for a floor addition.
This phase involves a thorough analysis of the foundation, load-bearing walls and other structural elements.
3. ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN MEASUREMENT STATEMENT
Once feasibility is established, our technologist will work closely with you to create detailed plans of the new floor configuration created.
This includes room layout, materials to be used, and aesthetic considerations.
To help him, you can provide him with your existing house plans, photos of the rooms which will be affected by the work, emphasizing the areas which will be modified and sketches or examples of what you want to do in your home so that he can make you a proposal adapted to your needs.
He will then come to take the measurements of your house, locate where the windows, doors are, know everything that is necessary and which may have changed between your current house plans and its final construction. This is when he will draw up your plans.
4. OBTAINING AUTHORIZATIONS
After submitting your plans, you will be able to return to your municipality to apply for a building permit.
If necessary, we help obtain building permits and other approvals required by local authorities. This ensures that your project is legally compliant.
5. CONTACT A CONTRACTOR FOR THE WORK
This phase includes the actual construction of the added floor. At this point you will be able to contact a contractor to plan and begin construction, with final plans provided by our architectural technologist.
If necessary, we can suggest partner contractors with whom we are used to working and recommend.
6. CONSTRUCTION WORK ON THE NEW FLOOR
Finally, the last stage of your project arrives: the work.
And if you want to reduce your costs as much as possible and stay within your budget, you can first meet with a construction estimator who will help you choose in advance what type of finishes you want.ite use like plumbing, flooring, bath, etc. It will help you know the current materials market and perhaps revise your choices downward to stay within your budget and have a clearer price in mind.
addition of floor:
what is the cost?
The cost of a floor addition varies greatly depending on factors such as the size of the floor, materials used, complexity of the design, and geographic region. By calling on us, you are assured of receiving quotes with precise estimates after an initial evaluation of your property and a discussion on your needs and preferences, all with the aim of offering you the best price to carry out your work. construction. It is important to consider not only the construction costs, but also the prices associated with permits, approvals and possible structural modifications necessary to the rest of the house, cottage or garage.
The return to investment
A well-designed and executed floor addition can have a significant impact on the value of your property. Homes with more living space tend to sell for higher prices. However, the return on investment will also depend on local real estate market conditions and the quality of project execution. Working with experienced professional contractors like those at our firm can increase your chances of obtaining a satisfactory return on investment, and thus increase the value of your home.
Our team of technologists supports you
in your floor addition project
Our firm of dedicated technologists has all the resources to support and guide you through each stage of your floor addition project. From architectural design to construction and finishing, we put all our expertise at your service to create additional space that meets your needs and improves the value of your home. With our commitment to quality, adherence to standards and attention to detail, you can have confidence in our ability to deliver your vision exceptionally well.
Adding a floor to your home is a challenging undertaking that can transform your living space and increase the value of your property. By following a structured renovation plan, respecting standards and working with a professional team, you can achieve this transformation successfully.
At Plan Maison Québec, we are here to support you at each phase of the process, from initial design to final completion. Don’t hesitate to contact us to begin exploring the exciting possibilities of your floor addition project.
Make an appointment for a
First consultation by videoconference free of charge.
Following the meeting, you will receive a proposal for the creation of your complete construction plans, which will be necessary to validate the feasibility of the project with your municipality, obtaining your license to build, receive quotes from contractors and manufacturers but also, you will be essential to make all stakeholders aware of the projected result and the associated costs.
Our professional will also be happy to offer you precious advices to avoid the pitfalls of the industry and orient yourself according to the stage of advancement of the project, even if you don't need plans at the moment.
Ready to get started? Listen to Emilie explains to you how to prepare yourself: